Shri Mataji: "The consciousness is moving more towards the feminine expression of life."
—- In firstname.lastname@example.org," Trish"
> I have always felt a closness to the divine and refered to the
> divine as mother and father. I left the church many years ago due
> to my questions about the dogma that is presnt in all organized
> religion. And being told I just had to have faith THEY were right,
> and I should not question them. I KNOW that Shri Mataji Nirmala
> Devi is the incarnation of the Divine Mother and I feel blessed
> that I was lead to her and the truth. I am still reading through
> the Shri Adi Shakti web site. I have a 3 year old and a 12 year old
> so getting time to read can be a challenge.
> So I really want to study and share the message with others as
> everyone should be guided to The Mother's message. To the truth.
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:40 am
"Even today Hebrew males are taught to offer daily prayer," Blessed Art Thou O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has not made me a woman."Mohammed stated," When Eve was created, Satan rejoiced."As the Hebrew myth of the creation was later adopted into the sacred literature of Christianity, along with all the other writings of the Old Testament, the writers and religious leaders who followed Christ assumed the same prose of contempt for the female, continuing to use religion to lock women further into the role of passive and inferior beings, and thus more easily controlled property of men."
Merlin Stone. When God was a Woman
A Harvard/HBJ Book, 1976, p. 224.
"Women's faces are a source of corruption for men who are not related to them."
Taleban Attorney-General's office, justifying why Afghan widows should be painted over to prevent unveiled women from being seen outside."
TIME (March 31, 1997
"The most formidable objection to the notion of female primacy points to the women who have gained power in the male system, those who turn out to be cruel, ruthless, or violent or who at least seem to espouse the very destructive values that women, according to this proposal, are supposed to transcend. (The woman governor of Washington campaigns for nuclear plants, the prime minister of England wants to move away from collective power, Phyllis Schlafly opposes abortion, and the woman mayor of my own city vetoes rent controls.) Would the female of the species, if given the chance, repeat the violence of the patriarchy? I argue no, for it seems to me that the system itself guarantees that anyone remaining within it will be affected by its corruption. If we would see how women really manage power and government, then let them demonstrate their abilities in a system that they themselves create out of their own values. There has never been an antipatriarchal woman in power since the beginning of male domination, but only women who are puppets of men behind the scenes, or women who are pawns of male business interests...
Consciousness cannot be halted by border patrols, and even consumerism and advanced technology may turn out to be aids in our learning about the lives of most of the world's women, in their learning about the benefits and the strictures of the lives of westernized women. If it is true that women universally have some fundamental sensivity it is true that there is some connection between the critical point that earth is now reaching in terms of resources and women's awareness of that, then the tide of women's rage may well rise up in response to those conditions. We may talk here in our English words of a female future, but it may well be the women of other nations who ultimately lead us in the most significant step toward that future...
When we talk of a female future we are talking of something that once existed and that has been deliberately and with full malice held down and controlled by means so violent that no nonaggressive entity could hope to resist. We are talking here about the power of women, felt by every women at some time in her life, that tremendously rich and life- giving, life-affirming force that functions for both men and women, for the earth and her creatures as well as for the human species. When we talk about a female future we are talking about a force that has been denied, hidden, trivialized, ridiculed and suppressed. That's where the violence lies — in the minute-by-minute, day-by-day suppression of the very force that gives us all life. A female future means the challenge to and the obliteration of that violence.
But time is short. And the species may not be able to adapt fast enough. For that reason it's imperative that the rising up of the female future be not just the rising of women but an action on the part of men as well — a movement of men who not only cease to hold down women but who earnestly lend their tremendous male power to the hastening of the female future. We can count on it: it will be for us all the most crucial, the most profound act that women and men have ever undertaken together. It may well be the very last act that we ever undertake together. For it becomes clearer with every moment: EITHER THE FUTURE IS FEMALE OR THE FUTURE IS NOT."
Sally Miller Gearhart, The Future — If There Is One — Is Female
Reweaving The Web Of Life, New Society Publishers, p. 274-84.
In men this means the advent of tenderness, nurturing, and trust. Having a woman supply these quantities is not enough. Male attributes of force and violence have become grotesquely exaggerated in this world because men leave the feminine energies to women. Aggression and violence will become unnecessary as the shadow energies they disguise — fear and impotence — come to the surface to be recognized and healed. Being venerable will then be seen as a human quality, not a weakness that makes a man only half a man. Competition based on raging (and insecure) ego will diminish with healing and the ability to cooperate will increase.
The worth of women in men's eyes will rise as men stop defending themselves as the opposite of female. Spiritually, male is the complement of female. Once this is accepted the awakening of male spirituality can come about, since it takes an infusion of female energy before our bodies and minds can totally merge with the silent field of pure awareness. By welcoming Shakti a man can truly be Shiva.
For women the journey to wholeness is different, because it first entails raising female qualities to full dignity with male. A woman must build up her energies, so long forced into submission by society, whereas a man typically has to diminish the dominance of his. In both instances what is being achieved is balance. No one has ever claimed that the world has too much affection, tenderness, nurturing, intuition, and beauty — all female spiritual qualities — while it is all too obvious that aggression, force, struggle, and competition — exaggerated male qualities — have gone too far.
A woman needs to allow herself however much time it takes to use Shakti energy to accomplish what has been reserved for the male ego. Shakti energy runs in everyone, but women have been given their femaleness to accentuate the difference between Shakti, which is subtle and spiritual, and brute force. This difference can be summarized as follows:
Shakti understands. Instead of imposing, she communicates.
Shakti has patience. Instead of forcing an answer, she waits for spirit to produce one.
Shakti is tender. Instead of ignoring emotions, she uses emotion to tell when someone else is ready to listen and act.
Shakti is peaceful. No situation ever requires force.
Shakti is creative. She creates answers where none were seen before.
Shakti is wise. She considers the whole picture rather than a few parts; she takes the cosmic perspective, which always comes from love."
Deepak Chopra, The Path To Love - Renewing The Power Of Spirit In Your Life
Publisher: Three Rivers Press, Jan. 12, 1998
ISBN: 978-0-609-80135-2 (0-609-80135-X)
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Mother Earth, London, UK - August 21, 1983
Articles based on Shri Mataji quotes:
"A day will dawn when whole world would bow to this country India"
"A great war is taking place between satanic forces and Divine Forces"
"About Sahasrara nowhere in the scriptures something was described"
"Achieve your Self, become your Self">
"After all we are all human beings created by one God"
"All the people laugh at us, nobody believes us."
"All these rituals have entered into Sahaja Yoga."
"Among Muslims there are Sufis... who are realized souls"
"And now the time has come for it to be blasted.
"Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations."
"Anyone can commit any sins in the name of religion."
"But if you put one little fish and two eggs for ten people"
"But the Muslims do not want to talk about Resurrection at all"
"But this Judgment is so beautiful ... you enjoy the bliss of your Spirit"
"But you know that you have eternal life. You can never die."
"Death does not exist for you — It is finished... your spirit is free."
"Do not destroy your spirit by going to such people."
"Every religion has said you have to have Self-realization"
"For all people whom I gave Self Realization yesterday"
"He (Jesus) was the Holiest of the Holy. You accept that position."
"I don't care for your protocols and rituals. It is nonsense for me."
"I have to warn all the SYs ... Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment"
"I must say they are committing the greatest sin ..."
"I was with Him (Guru Nanak Ji), in fact with all of Them."- 1
"I was with Him (Guru Nanak Ji), in fact with all of Them."- 2
."... if you see around the world is in chaos"
"Indians have no goal as far as spiritual life is concerned"
"It is the greatest event of all spiritual happenings of the Universe."
"It means the Last Judgment has begun with full force"
"It will be slowly revealed by Me because ..."
"Like all the thieves of the world ... have taken over."
"Meditation is not to sit before the photograph">
"My actual sign name is Lalita ... the name of the Primordial Mother"
"Nobody has to change dresses or anything - it's nothing outside."
"Now watch. I will change the direction of the waves."
"No reality in those religions...no Divine Force working"
"Pure knowledge is not of chakras, vibrations, kundalini but of God"
"Self-Realization will progressively lead to the creation of a new race"
"Some are money-oriented ... some are violent"
"Tell Jagbir now to leave it to Her."
"That's not the way it (Al-Qiyamah) is going to work out.'"
"The expression of the Adi Shakti within you is the Kundalini."
"Christianity has nothing to do with Christ."
"The time has come for you to get all that is promised"
"The ultimate act against Spirit is to worship that which has no Spirit"
"The whole Cosmos is waiting for their arrival."
"They are stagnated at the point of dharma, so they start telling ..."
"There is so much blind faith, there is so much of wrong ideas"
"They came to Sahaja but they said"We cannot worship Goddess."
"They made Christ look like a TB patient"
"You have to enter into the Kingdom of God"
"Your job is, in a way, greater than the saints and sages."
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